Sunday, 24 March 2013

Private View

It was the private view of the SPA exhibition on Friday night - and what a night!
In the snow and bitter wind over 50 people turned out to see the exhibition of the 12 SPA artists - a great turn out. Thanks to everyone who battled the elements to come and enjoy the art.

The guests were also treated to the fabulous music set provided by Frost with his tape cassettes - brilliant. 

If you didn't get the chance to come to the do on Friday night there is still the opportunity to see the exhibition in the Guild Hall Arcade, Lancaster Road, Preston. 
It's open on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th 11am - 4pm

So please don't miss the chance to see the 12 wonderful artworks produced for this project:

Michael Lewy
Mark Dion
Lubaina Himid
Thomas Saible
Adrianne Neil
Katie Holten
Hemali Bhuta
Toby Paterson
David Nash
Alec Finlay and Hanna Tuulikki
Urs Luethi

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Are you coming to the exhibition?

It's the opening night of the Secret Preston Art exhibition this Friday 22nd March from 6pm until 8pm - hope you can make it.

You'll be able to see the original artworks from all the SPA artists:

Michael Lewy, Mark Dion, Lubaina Himid, Thomas Saible, Adrianne Neil, Katie Holten, Hemali Bhuta, Toby Paterson, David Nash, Alec Finlay with Hanna Tuulikki, Urs Luethi and of course the un-nameable naughty graffiti one.

If you can't make the opening we'll be open on Sat 23rd, Mon 25th and Tues 26th 11am - 4pm
And it's FREE!!

Guild Hall Arcade
Lancaster Road

Hope to see you there - it'll be the only time you're able to see all these amazing international artists in one place - and it's in Preston. Fab.

Friday, 15 March 2013

Secret Preston Art Exhibition

Secret Exhibition - coming very soon...

What are you doing next Friday night?

Fancy seeing the original amazing artworks from all the SPA artists?

We are organising an exhibition of the works here in the fair city of Preston - so book it in your diary.

More details to follow by the end of today - so watch out!

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

The Final SPA Card - Urs Luethi

We are very proud to announce that the final SPA artist is Urs Luethi - fantastic!

All the limited edition postcards are now available for FREE and can be found in Preston at Scene and Wonderland on Friargate, The Museum of Lancashire, the Pavilion in Avenham Park, The Tourist Info Centre and the Continental Pub. What are you waiting for? They'll not be around for long - go and get one for yourself!

Urs Luethi was born in Switzerland and lives in Germany. Working with photography, print, painting, sculpture and performance, his work takes a wry look at the aesthetic of the human condition. Frequently presenting self portraits his work is witty, ironic and loaded with tongue-in-cheek humour.

Luethi represented Switzerland at the Venice Biennial  in 2001 where he presented himself as part of the exhibition.

He has shown work extensively worldwide: Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Iceland, UK, Austria, Japan, Australia, USA and Canada. His work is held in a number of national collections: Kunsthalle in Hamburg, Kunstmuseum in Bern, Centre Pompidou in Paris and Tate in London.

He is currently showing work in A Bigger Splash at Tate Modern in London and in Glam! The Performance of Style at Tate Liverpool. And now he has work in Preston too - how exciting!

For more information on his work please visit his website:

We are delighted that our final limited edition postcard is by Urs Luethi. 100 numbered cards are now available in the venues listed above - please don't miss this chance to collect a little artwork by such an internationally significant artist: when all the cards are gone - they're gone.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

The Final SPA Card is Coming!!

The final Secret Preston Art card is coming and, if we say so ourselves - it's an absolute corker!

You really shouldn't miss this final limited edition postcard brought to you for free by Secret Preston Art.

It is being stamped and wrapped ready to go into all the venues around Preston city centre and should be available from Tuesday this week...